Crimson Clematis 'Princess Diana'

Clematis texensis 'Princess Diana' | Also known as: Scarlet Clematis 'Princess Diana' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

No prizes for guessing the colour of the blooms you can expect from the climbing plant, Crimson Clematis! Also known as Clematis texensis, this plant hails from Texas in the USA, and she delights with trumpet shaped blooms during the summer and early autumn. A hardy little lady, she can cope with the worst of the British weather, asking only to be planted in a full sunlight or partially shaded location to best thrive.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 4
Spread [m]
  • 3
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-11
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • None
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • Tough survivors
  • Author's choice
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Camouflage
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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There are around 300 species of Clematis. They're very popular in gardens with stunning large flowers. Most species are climbing and look beautiful trained up a trellis. Most species are native to China or Japan. They will grow best with cool moist roots and plenty of sun. They'll grow in most types of fertile soil. They are fairly easy to grow but are susceptible to various diseases and also to pests so they can be a little high maintenance. There are loads of different colour varieties, from white to lilac, pink and rich burgundy. The flowers are usually large and star shaped.

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